CodeIgniter 4 Form Validation Example

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06-08-2020


CodeIgniter 4 Form Validation Example

Hi Guys,

In this example,I will learn you how to use form validation in codeigniter 4.you can easy simply use form validation in codeigniter 4.

Form Validation is a primary requirement of every project, so i will give you simple example of form validation in codeigniter 4 application. we will use form_validation library for add form validation with error message display in codeigniter.

Step 1: Download Fresh Codeigniter 4


In First step we will download fresh version of Codeigniter 4, so if you haven't download yet then download from here : Download Codeigniter 4.

Step 2: Basic Configurations

Next, we will set some basic configuration on the app/config/app.php file, so let’s go to application/config/config.php and open this file on text editor.

public $baseURL = 'http://localhost:8080';

To

public $baseURL = 'http://localhost/demo/';

Step 3: Create Database With Table

In this step, we need to create a database name demo, so let’s open your PHPMyAdmin and create the database with the name demo. After successfully create a database, you can use the below SQL query for creating a table in your database.

CREATE TABLE contacts (

id int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT COMMENT 'Primary Key',

name varchar(100) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Name',

email varchar(255) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Email Address',

message varchar(250) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Message',

created_at varchar(20) NOT NULL COMMENT 'Created date',

PRIMARY KEY (id)

) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1 COMMENT='demo table' AUTO_INCREMENT=1;

Step 4: Setup Database Credentials

In this step, we need to connect our project to the database. we need to go app/Config/Database.php and open database.php file in text editor. After opening the file in a text editor, We need to set up database credentials in this file like below.

public $default = [

'DSN' => '',

'hostname' => 'localhost',

'username' => 'root',

'password' => '',

'database' => 'demo',

'DBDriver' => 'MySQLi',

'DBPrefix' => '',

'pConnect' => false,

'DBDebug' => (ENVIRONMENT !== 'production'),

'cacheOn' => false,

'cacheDir' => '',

'charset' => 'utf8',

'DBCollat' => 'utf8_general_ci',

'swapPre' => '',

'encrypt' => false,

'compress' => false,

'strictOn' => false,

'failover' => [],

'port' => 3306,

];

Step 5: Create Model

So go to app/Models/ and create here one model. And you need to create one model name contactModel.php and update the following code into your contactModel.php file:

namespace App\Models;

use CodeIgniter\Database\ConnectionInterface;

use CodeIgniter\Model;

class ContactModel extends Model

{

protected $table = 'contacts';

protected $allowedFields = ['name', 'email', 'message'];

}

Step 5: Create Controller

Now Go to app/Controllers and create a controller name Contact.php. In this controller, we will create some method/function.

<?php

namespace App\Controllers;

use CodeIgniter\Controller;

use App\Models\ContactModel;

class Contact extends Controller

{

public function index()

{

return view('contact');

}

public function create()

{

helper(['form', 'url']);

$val = $this->validate([

'name' => 'required',

'email' => 'required',

'message' => 'required',

]);

$model = new ContactModel();

if (!$val)

{

echo view('contact', [

'validation' => $this->validator

]);

}

else

{

$model->save([

'name' => $this->request->getVar('name'),

'email' => $this->request->getVar('email'),

'message' => $this->request->getVar('message'),

]);

echo view('success');

}

}

}

Step 6: Create Views

Now we need to create contact.php, go to application/views/ folder and create contact.php file.

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<head>

<title>Codeigniter 4 Form Validation Example</title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.3.1/css/bootstrap.min.css">

</head>

<body>

<div class="container">

<br>

<?= \Config\Services::validation()->listErrors(); ?>

<div class="row">

<div class="col-md-9">

<form action="<?php echo base_url('public/index.php/contact/create') ?>" method="post" accept-charset="utf-8">

<div class="form-group">

<label for="formGroupExampleInput">Name</label>

<input type="text" name="name" class="form-control" id="formGroupExampleInput" placeholder="Please enter name">

</div>

<div class="form-group">

<label for="email">Email Id</label>

<input type="text" name="email" class="form-control" id="email" placeholder="Please enter email id">

</div>

<div class="form-group">

<label for="message">Message</label>

<textarea name="message" class="form-control"></textarea>

</div>

<div class="form-group">

<button type="submit" id="send_form" class="btn btn-success">Submit</button>

</div>

</form>

</div>

</div>

</div>

</body>

</html>

This below line display error messages on your web page:

<?= \Config\Services::validation()->listErrors(); ?>

Now we need to create success.php file, so go to application/views/ and create success.php file. And put the below code here.

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html>

<head>

<title> Codeigniter 4 Form Success </title>

<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://stackpath.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/4.3.1/css/bootstrap.min.css">

</head>

<body>

<div class="container mt-5">

<h1 class="text-center"> Thank You for contact us</h1>

</div>

</body>

</html>

Step 7: Start Development server

For start development server, Go to the browser and hit below the URL.

http://localhost/demo/public/index.php/contact

It will help you....


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